The National Premature Infant Health Coalition will be hosting a webinar on May 9, 2012, from 2-3pm Eastern on “Acute Stress Disorder (ASD), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Postpartum Depression (PPD) in Parents of NICU Babies”.  The featured speaker, Dr. Michael Hynan, will describe the symptoms of ASD, PTSD and PPD, different trajectories of recovery, and research on a potentially dangerous relationship between high levels of emotional distress in new parents and impaired infant development.  Dr. Hynan will discuss potential interventions as well as model NICU programs, including teaching parenting competencies and developmental care, screening mothers and fathers for emotional distress, parent support groups led by veteran NICU parents, psychologists and psychosocial programs in the NICU, family-centered care and referral networks.  To register, go to